The Press: 1,000,000 Telegraphs a Day

From the charwomen to the foreign correspondents, everybody who works for the London Daily Telegraph got a jubilant mimeographed note from the boss, and an extra week's pay. Viscount Camrose had reason to celebrate: the sickly (circ. 80,000) daily he had bought into in 1928 had reached a healthy 1,001,047. A front-page box proclaimed: "This is the first time in the newspaper history of the world that any quality newspaper has achieved a million sale."*

If the war had not choked off newsprint, Lord Camrose might have got there four years ago. He sacrificed...

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